Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Redbook Party and a HUGE Giveaway!

Over weekend I had the pleasure of hosting an evening under the stars with some gal pals  for a special Summer Happy Hour soirĂ©e. 

My colors for this party were black, white and hot pink with a dash of Damask thrown in there!

The party was very special as it was sponsored by:  

Redbook Magazine
 L’Oreal Paris 

(all provided by: House Party)

The gals were treated to some great food, conversation, laughter and some great swag from Redbook and L’Oreal Paris.

The evening consisted of some light chatter....

I entertained the ladies on our patio under the lights. 

 some great food ....

Push Up Pops containers played host to some FRESH Summer Fruit - on ice!

Help yourself chip containers made for less waste!

Seeing this sexy Damask pattern sprinkled here and there?  

Individual Pesto Pasta salads were just what I needed as our friendly evening bugs
were looking for a treat!  No way were they getting any of this yummy salad!

These chocolate cupcakes were HUGE and oh so creamy!  Using a new Sugar Sheet (in Damask pattern)
and Sugar Sheet punch - I was able to elegantly decorate these cupcakes to go with my theme!

  The White Sweet Sangria topped off the menu – perfect choice for a perfect evening.

Handed out some awesome door prizes....

One of my gal pals won this Adorable Headband  from Skylar Raine!
Oh how cute this Etsy shop is!

  Ladies got a chance to catch up...

and shop....

L'Oreal Beauty Bar where the ladies "shopped" FOR FREE!

Both of our cute headbands are from Skylar Raine!  Check out this
Etsy Shop HERE!

If you are not familiar with Redbook Magazine – I do suggest you pick one up when you are on your next visit to the grocery store!  The magazine speaks to every woman and has a ton of ideas regarding recipes and fashion!

We had THE best time thanks the Sponsors:

Now time for the giveaway:

I am so excited that House Party has allowed me to offer (to one lucky winner) one of the 
Deluxe Swag Bags 
that all my guests received

 What the winner will receive: 

1. An adorable fabric eco friendly bag with the Redbook Logo

2.  1 Year (FREE) Subscription to Redbook magazine (return postage paid subscription card)

3.  L’Oreal Nail Polish in How Romantic - Summer Color

4.  L’Oreal Colour Riche SPF/FPS 15 Lip Balm in Heavenly Berry

5.  L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Golden Balm (for face/neck and chest)

6. L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

7.  L'Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes (Mascara) in Black

8.  L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black with Bonus sharpener

9.   L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise – Everstrong shampoo, conditioner and overnight repair treatment (sample size)

10. Sample of the New Lipton Tea & Honey

11. Coupon for a FREE Hellman’s Mayonnaise dressing with Olive Oil

Hellman’s Recipe Card

Plus a few secret bonus items that I threw in there!

But wait there’s more…..Did you love the headbands I showed you earlier?  Here's your chance to get your own!

$ 20 Gift Certificate to Skylar Raine 

 Laura, Owner of Skylar Raine-creations for you and your home - is offering a credit to her Etsy Shop!

 These are one-of-a-kind designs!  

Visit her shop HERE to check out the beauty she has to offer!

WOW – that’s a lot of swag my friends! 

Now how do you enter to win you ask? 
Use the rafflecopter widget below to gain entry! 

Starting today, June 27th and ending midnight (EST) on July 4th
you can enter to win this fabulous prize package!
(open to US mailing addresses only)
(Winner will be posted on July 6th and will be notified by email!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**I am not an employee or Facebook, Redbook, L’Oreal or any other product mentioned in this giveaway. **

Credits & Shops:
Damask Printable Pattern Collection: Eye Candy Event Details
Headband Accessories: Skylar Raine
White Round Cardboard Salad bowls (covered): Garnish
Wooden Forks; Garnish
Mini Scalloped PopCorn Boxes: Party On Designs
Pink Paper Straws: Pick Your Plum
Damask Balloons: Ebay


  1. Melissa, Another amazing party! Love the black and white theme.

  2. What a great party - sure wish you lived closer to me :)

  3. Wow so many things to make a girl feel pretty. What a great giveaway.

  4. Just started following you via GFC! What a great party!

  5. Kdorsey141@gmail here... Following you via google connect!!

  6. A box of girly stuff! Yes please! And your party looks amazing...a new GFC follower!

  7. New follower! Looks like it was a great event. Love the fruit push pops!

  8. you through email. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Party looked amazing, especially loved the Sugar sheets, so pretty! Of course the giveaway swag is awesome! Eye Candy Event Details sent me and I am now a new follower. :-)

    1. forgot to put my email

  10. Love it!
    gfc- xyoulovekarlene
    email - xyoulovekarlene at gmail dot com

  11. I'm a follower!

  12. Started following. Look forward to your great ideas.
    My email is

  13. Love this giveaway so many neat things being given away! kaitlin.boles at

  14. just subscribed! What a cool party!!

  15. Oh my!! What an awesome party!!!! Can't get over about all the details!!